About Us

About Us

OUR Advisory Board


Knowledgeable Support


Representatives from the private and public sector, both Dutch and Ghanaian, support this project.


Chair, Ir. Daan Rijks - Senior Engineer at Boskalis

Dr. Edward Kofi Osei -  Director of the Port of Tema

Bas de Vaal - Director Portside Ghana / Chair of GNBCC

Abdul Haki Bashiru-Dine - Ghana Shippers' Authority

Kwasi Appeaning Addo - Associate Professor University of Ghana

Daphne Willems - International Freshwater Expert at World Wild Fund for Nature

Anton van Elteren - Senior Environmental & Social Officer at FMO

Rob Verheem - Director International at Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment

Jacobiene Ritsema- Senior Advisor Sustainability and CSR coordinator at Witteveen en Bos

Prof. and Ir. Tiedo Vellinga - Professor and Ir. at TuDelft

Jill Slinger - Associate Professor at TuDelft

Mr. Eric Warners - Port of Amsterdam Authority



Multi-Diciplinary Effort


Applied research and knowledge institutes, practitioners and potential users collaborate as partners in this project; this is invaluable for research and knowledge development.


Project Leader, Prof. and Ir. Tiedo Vellinga - TuDelft

Lead Researcher, Dr. Jill Slinger - TuDelft

Chair, Ir. Daan Rijks - Boskalis

Research Coordinator Ghana, Kwasi Appeaning Addo - University of Ghana

Researcher, Dr. Poonam Taneja - TuDelft

Researcher, Dr. Cornelis van Dorsser - TuDelft

Researcher, Wiebe De Boer - Deltares

Researcher, Liselotte Hagedoorn - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Researcher, Dr. Martin Baptist - Wageningen Marine Research

Researcher, Dano Roelvink - Unesco-IHE

Postdoc, Dr. Baukje Kothuis - TuDelft

Postdoc, Heleen Vreugdenhil - Deltares

Postdoc, Arno Kangeri - Wageningen University

Postdoc, Mark Koetse - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Professor, Dr. Han Lindeboom - Wageningen University

Project Manager, Maurits van Schuylenburg - Port of Rotterdam Authority


OUR Partners

Multi-Partner Support

Technical University Delft (TuDelft), Wageningen University (WUR), IMARES, University of Ghana, UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC), Boskalis, Deltares, Ghana Netherlands Business and Culture Council (GNBCC), CWT, DAMEN, DeepBV, FMO, MTBS, IHCMerwede,VanOord, STC, PortofAmsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF NL).

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